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Lisa Murphy, MBA, CPA

Lisa Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer – Cardiovascular, Medicine and Dermatology Services

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Lisa Murphy is the chief administrative officer – clinical programs for cardiovascular, medicine and dermatology services at UC San Diego Health. In this role, Ms. Murphy is responsible for setting strategic and long-term priorities including expansion and growth of respective clinical programs; implementing growth and quality initiatives and achieving related financial performance goals; achieving integration of clinical administrative responsibilities for the faculty practice, all related in-patient and outpatient and ambulatory clinical services; and managing physician/provider relationships. 
Previously, Ms. Murphy served as an associate administrator and administrative director for the cardiovascular and medicine service lines, providing leadership and management oversight for clinical operations, financial performance and program growth of both programs. She also worked closely with physician leadership to set strategic growth and quality priorities for these programs. 
As part of her administrative responsibilities for Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Ms. Murphy was actively engaged in planning, licensing and operationalizing the center from July 2005 through its opening in August 2011. She was appointed co-chair of the transition committee for Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, which opened in 2016.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2005, Ms. Murphy was the administrator of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Heart Transplantation at the University of Chicago Health System. She spent several years in accounting positions at Crowe, Chizek & Company, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation before passing the CPA exam in 1996. Ms. Murphy is also a 2012 graduate of the LEAD San Diego Impact program, which provides a comprehensive view of the major issues facing the San Diego region.
Ms. Murphy earned her master of business administration in financial management and strategic management from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. 
When not at work, Ms. Murphy enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Kevin Murphy, and children, Ella and Jack.